Friday, October 19, 2007

I Need A Break

Ok, I'm just poppin' in to say that I won't be posting for about a week. Haha, I can hear the jokers now, asking, "But how will we ever be able to tell?" Yeah, I know my posting has been a rare thing, but this is my busy time of year. Come to find out, that whole summer thing I was complaining about before, was my not busy time. And that one person who asking herself, "Is she going to jail?" Uh, no, they haven't caught up to me yet. See, I've been slammed with craziness and my body's still mad at me for the field trip from hell - what's that you say? I didn't tell you about all the fun I had hiking in the rain with 3rd graders, listening to the environmentalist/docent pointing out (very excitedly, I might add) the berries he could see in the random pooh we happened to be walking by in the regional park during tarantula mating season? Well, silly me. But that will have to wait for another time. Now that I've got you on the edge of your seat with suspense, I'm taking a soooo well deserved break from it all. But I'll be back soon to regale you with my fabulous tales of thunderstorms in 90 degree weather and thoughts of "Does Tia's cough sound pneumonia-ish to you?" Ah, yes, it does sound like paradise, doesn't it?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Oh, Baby

Ok, so now that most of my friends are done having kids, I've got this nifty, new baby stamp set. I've always just kinda made do with what I have, which is just random baby stamps. But I have a teacher at school that I just adore who was having a baby, and thought, this happy occasion deserves a new stamp set. Ok, part of that was just me wanting more new stuff, let's be honest here. But most of the teachers at our elementary school have seen my baby stuff. We've been there for 9 years already, yeesh! But the bad part is that I didn't really stay on top of the situation, and I got the stamps on Thursday. Well, she may have gone into labor on Friday. I didn't know exactly when she was due. Turns out, it was this Monday. I have no clue how I didn't know this, but I didn't. She looked, maybe, 6 months pregnant. I also wasn't sure if the baby was a boy or a girl. I heard she was having a girl, but it would be just my luck that I made her a pink card and she had a boy. Now, either way, I've got it covered. (Don't you love how this turned into an "all about me" situation?) Anyway, I'm a firm believer in better late than never. So when she comes by the school to check in, I'll be ready. And here's hoping she had a happy, healthy baby - and a nice, quick labor!

Stamps: Bundled in Love (SU!), Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana (SU!), Paper: Papertrey white, Almost Amethyst textured, Pretty in Pink textured, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana (SU!), Accessories: Blender pens, Whisper White ribbon (SU!), corner punch

Thursday, October 11, 2007

All Better

Alrighty, well my back is feeling much better. I even felt good enough to make this card. Apparently, I'm on a black/white/pink kick. Not sure what that's all about. Sometimes I start making one card, and it comes out a completely different card. Oh, well. As long as it doesn't suck, I guess that's ok. It's all in the creative process. Or just dumb luck. Whatever.

It's amazing how the work piles up when you're only off your feet for a couple of days. The laundry alone is making me crazy. Oh, and the bathrooms! Do I live with animals? It's crazy. So, while catching you all up on my riveting world has been tons of fun, I've got a house to clean. Hopefully something interesting will happen and I'll have more stuff to tell you soon. And by interesting, I don't mean hurting my back again from cleaning like a maniac!

Stamps: Priceless, Labelicious (SU!), Ink: Colorbox black pigment, Paper: Papertrey white, Basic Black (SU!), Accessories: Clear embossing powder (SU!), Primas, Marvy punches, scalloped scissors, Making Memories brads

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Oh, My Back!

My nephew, Payton (who's almost 3), says that, and it's hilarious. He's always doing things for attention, and faking pains is one of those things. That in itself is not very funny. But when he says "Oh, my back!", he's usually grabbing his leg or his head. That is hilarious. So, here I am, spending the last 2 days in bed because of my back. Not quite so funny. This happens occasionally - they say it's muscle spasms. I'm so not one of those people who can just lie there & do nothing. Maybe it would be easier if my house were perfectly clean, the laundry done, and we had plenty of lemonade on hand for Krista. But there was none of that happening here and I get sooo bored. There's never anything good on t.v. and I just got my new stamps and tins and wanted to play. So my stuff is just sitting there waiting for me to come & play. I can hear it all the way from downstairs calling my name. "Miinnnntt, come ink me up." Hopefully I'll be good as new tomorrow.

Stamps: Circle of Friendship & Priceless (SU!), Ink: Basic Black & Regal Rose (SU!), Paper: Papertrey white, Regal Rose, Basic Black, DSP (SU!), Accessories: Circle punches, scallop punch, black marker (SU!), Michael's ribbon

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Is It Fall Yet?

It finally feels like fall. I love this time of year. I love when it starts to get cold and you can finally wear jeans & sweaters. I love when the sun is out, but the air is crisp. I love that in- between weather that's not too hot & not too cold, but no allergies, like in the spring. I even like the rain, once you get past the first couple of rains where people realize that they can drive in the rain, they just need to not go 90 mph. Of course, I'm allergic to weather that's too cold (say 50 degrees and a strong wind), and break out in hives occasionally in places where there's exposed skin. Was that too much sharing? My bad. Another drawback is there's more laundry to be done. But still, this is my time of year. And, Christmas is coming and that's my absolute favorite time of year. So, as my own personal tribute to fall, I made this card. And I used Pumpkin Pie for the very first time, ever. I have never stamped that orange-y color before now, and I have to say it's not bad. I might even do it again.

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey), Priceless (SU!), Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Paper: Papertrey white, Close to Cocoa (SU!), Accessories: Marvy Punches, Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU!)

Monday, October 1, 2007

I'm Still Here

K, it's been a few days since I posted, and my mom had to call me to make sure we were all still alive. We normally talk every couple of days, but she couldn't seem to get thru to us this weekend and, I was...well, I don't know what I was doing. Busy doin' nothing, I guess.

Let's see. What have we been up to? Um, well, Tia's hand is all better. Nice & normal once again. Oh, yeah, we had back to school night at the high school. Yeesh, no wonder Darien hates school. Some of those people are lunatics. Some of them are pretty cool, but I see why she's unhappy. We'll have to do something about the bad apples she's got. Ooh, fighting the system! I'm gonna have to start eating protein.

And, apparently I'm a little slow. See, when I saw the last Papertrey release, I couldn't find anything that was for me right away. (I know, right?!) But I tend to do this. I fall in love after I see what everyone else does. Don't get me wrong - I loved everything, but I was pretty much already set with my Christmas cards. And, I print the insides, cuz it's just easier that way for me. But then I got to thinking, gosh, those tins are just so neat. And I love the Holiday Treats set, but I don't bake. Seriously, it's bad. My family only gets excited when I bake so they can eat the mix/batter/dough before it hits the oven. Once it comes out, it's avoided like the plague, so I just gave up altogether. It's just better this way. So, now I'm on the bandwagon & I've ordered the (backordered) Holiday Treats set and a bunch of tins. Who knows when I'll get them, but when I do...oh, yeah, you'll know.

BTW, while I was doin' a whole bunch of nothin', I seem to have misplaced my mojo. So, I'm posting a card I made a couple of weeks ago and just hadn't put up yet. I'll try to find it so I can get back to creating. Cuz if I can't create, I must clean. And we don't want that now, do we?

Stamps: Priceless (SU!), Inkadinkado Thank You, Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery (SU!), Versamark, Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Black (SU!), Accessories: Michael's ribbon, blender pens

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